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06: Visual Literacy for the 21st Century with Dr. Katie Monnin

It turns out that comics are good for kids. Dr. Katie Monnin is here to tell you that art and language belong together, more than ever. She’s spent her career creating books on both how and why incorporating new graphic novels enhance visual learning and writing skills in students. More than that-- she’s also worked hard with a community of teachers to develop resources so teaching with graphic novels feels attainable and accessible to anyone. Tune in for an energizing interview with...


05: Global Understanding through Art with Holly Bess Kincaid

Art class teacher Holly Bess Kincaid is changing the world within the walls of her classroom. Her students make up a strongly diverse community of learners, so different languages, cultures, and life experiences are something she not only plans for, but leverages to create powerful learning moments, using art as the conduit. From practical tips on how to work with a variety of native languages in one classroom, to what projects have created the most excitement with students of all...


04: Smart Classroom Management with Michael Linsin

Michael Linsin knows that positive classroom moments don’t just happen magically. In fact, a well-run classroom makes teaching-- and learning-- fun. His practical guides and tips come from years of experience and have culminated in his own online resource called Smart Classroom Management. In this episode, we dive deep into the how’s and why’s of best practices in classroom management, with a focus on art classrooms. Tune in and be ready to mix up your classroom management style, so you...


03: The Aesthetics of Health with Megan Hildebrandt

Sometimes our most challenging moments are the times that create the biggest spark. For Megan Hildebrandt, one of those chapters of her life was while she was earning her Masters Degree in Studio Art at the University of South Florida and was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. This experience completely changed the way she views art, community, and remaining present. In this episode, Megan dives into how her art transformed during her cancer treatment and how, now that she is in...


02: Connecting Communities with Nic Hahn

For over 15 years, Nic Hahn has worked with students of all ages in various schools and districts around the Midwestern US-- and if there’s one thing she’s discovered, it’s the importance of community in teaching art. She started a blog called Mini Matisse in 2010 to connect parents to the art projects that were coming home in the hands of their children, but the online connection was just the beginning. Her quest to bring people with interest and experience with students thirsty to try...


01: Introducing the Art Class Curator Podcast

Welcome to Art Class Curator! This podcast is something that’s been in the back of my mind for years and I’m excited that it’s finally happening. Each episode will dive deep into different aspects of teaching art - from passionate art teachers sharing their work, to mini trainings on art appreciation strategies that you can use in your classroom, to conversations about the highs and lows that come with being a teacher. Show Highlights: Links Mentioned in the Show: Art Class Curator